Jeffrey has been a reader of our blog and came to Dubai just like all of us to struggle for a good career. Jeffrey has undergone the same stress which most of the readers has. Finally Jeffrey cleared the medical and sent me via Email. On my request, Jeffrey was kind enough to send me a testimonial so that the readers can read the tale and have some faith. Following is his testimonial.
It all started with getting my first job offer back from my hometown in M*******. I am so excited and looking forward to the Job in Dubai. I went for medical checkup in my country and got all required medical certificate without any issue.
1 week into my job in Dubai, on the second day after I went for the medical checkup at Dubai Knowledge village Block 12, I have receive a disheartening email from AXS telling to go for “RETEST at AL MUHAISNAH MEDICAL CENTRE”. The email had me worried and I start to think about my past history of tuberculosis and I wonder if that is one of the reason, although I am sure I am cured from TB 4 years ago after going through 18 months of medication.
I began to search for information online and found out that they have laws (UAE ministerial decree 28/2010 and the UAE Federal law 7/2008) that are in place to prevent newcomers with past history of TB to work in Dubai. I am totally devastated when I read more about all these testimonials from forum and website telling how people were deported for their lung scars.
I have become anxious and worried for the next 1 week and I kept praying to God and ask him for his guidance in my case, after going to Al Muhaisnah for the medical retest, I am even more convinced I am dealing the my lung scar issue as they took a blood test and 3 consecutive days of sputum test which I am required to the Al Muhaisnah Medical Center every morning for 3 days.
After the ordeal, I came to collect the result of my medical test of TB, when the doctor asked me about my history of TB, I came clean and tell them honestly about my TB history. The doctor said all my blood test and sputum results came out negative and I am not contagious or having any active disease. She then told me that the report will be submitted to the TB committee and they will have their decision made after 3 days where my company PRO should come and collect the result and I am not required to go.
All her statements seems aligned with the testimonial of people online that were deported soon after their PRO collect their result, whereby the TB committee have given the unfit certificate of course.
For the next 1 week, I am very anxious and I search online for more testimonial for cases with exception where the newcomer actually get to stayed because of their old TB scars, and that is when I stumble upon this blogs, there are so many testimonials with methods and ways that everyone have tried to get the “fit” certificate. Most cases of exception are old residents and I had only manage to find 1 or 2 testimonials of new comers who get their “fit” certificate after their company PRO talked with the TB committee.
After the conversation with the doctor at Al Muhaisnah and my doing my researches online, I have communicate my case and my worries with my company PRO, whereby he have suggested me to obtain the record and report of my TB medical treatment back in M*******.
This really had be troubled as I never actually bothered to ask for any record or report of my medical treatment from the clinic where I went for treatment 4 years ago as I know I am 100% cleared from TB.
I made calls to my parents to seek their help to ask the clinic back in my hometown for my medical treatment record and after 5 working days, I have manage to obtain only a hand written summary report from the doctor on duty that stated that I am cured from TB, without any accompanied documentation of the treatment. My company PRO wasn’t optimistic about the helpfulness of such a report, which made me even more jumpy about the whole situation. I’ve continued to pray to God and ask for his guidance and wishes, I also tell him my wishes to stay here to work.
After another 3 long days of waiting, I have received news from my company PRO that another staff (He was wearing kandura and all~) in the company have helped me to talk with the TB committee regarding my case and my medical treatment summary report have help out somehow too. They have finally issued me a “FIT” Certificate!!!!! (Although they required me to go for follow-up appointment to check my body after 2 months) I cried for a moment when I receive the news and I want to give thanks to God for listening to my prayer and well as the help from my company PRO team for their help.
For those who are going through similar cases, I do have some information that might be of use for all of you.
Come clean with the doctor about your past TB record if you have one
Communicate clearly with your company PRO about your case and make good connection with them.
For those with past TB, make sure you have your medical treatment record of TB in your home country with all medical documentation and report with dates, get it attested at UAE embassy of your home country, it would definitely help out one way or another.
Do not lose hope and have faith in God and yourself, and your company PRO and TB committee.